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Elderly Kansas City woman accused in husband's murder

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Authorities are investigating after an elderly woman allegedly killed her husband.

Police said that there was some sort of a fight between the couple near East 43rd Street and Norton Avenue.

Officers were called to their home about 1 p.m. Wednesday on a reported ambulance call. They found an elderly man in his 70s dead and took his wife into custody.

The brother of the victim said he was simply stunned that his older brother, Ronald Oliver, was no longer with them.

"Getting here and finding out it was him, it kind of threw me for a loop," the victim's brother, Phillip Oliver, said.

Phillip Oliver had just spoken to his brother about 8:30 a.m. and made plans to get together in the coming days.

"We had talked about what we were going to do in a week or so. I didn't sense anything was wrong," Phillip Oliver said.

But five hours later, an ambulance was called to the house because of a fight between the couple. When emergency crews arrived, they found Ronald Oliver dead.

Delores Johnson lives nearby and said violence is not a part of the neighborhood.

"Oh no, no, very few incidents may happen and, when they are, it's not even the residents. I'm not saying the residents don't but, for something real big, it's not," Johnson said.

It is not known what caused the fight, but Phillip Oliver says considering his brother's age, his life should have been more peaceful.

"I wish that would have happened," he said.

Ronald Oliver's wife was taken to a hospital but is expected to be OK.

Investigators were going through the house Wednesday night, but so far there is no word on any charges.

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